Cooperstown is four seasons of fun and relaxation, and now you can experience it year round at The Otesaga! For the first time in our history, we're open throughout the winter and ready to welcome guests during our most serene season. If you're ready for some downtime, our upstate New York hotel is the perfect place to enjoy getaways that will leave you rested and ready to take on the new year, with plenty of delicious dining to fuel the fun.
Cooperstown doesn't hibernate in winter; we celebrate the season! Take advantage of the many trails and wide open spaces in our area with some fresh air fun! Snowshoeing and cross country skiing are just some of the activities to enjoy. If you're a beginner or don't feel like bringing your equipment, Mt. Otsego Ski Shop has an array of rentals for your winter adventures. If you're in need of inspiration, Otsego Outdoors is a great resource to start planning your adventures.
One of the hallmarks of winter in America's Most Perfect Village is Cooperstown Winter Carnival. What started in 1967 has become a beloved community tradition and 2021 will be no exception. Next year's week-long event will be held February 16 - 21 and will showcase the fantastic flavors of local restaurants and craft beverage producers, as well as all of the winter fun to be had outdoors.
Winter Dining is back at The Otesaga, which means the return of special events like our New Year's Eve Celebration and Hawkeye International Nights, featuring bold flavors from around the world. Of course, guests can always enjoy our regular menu at The Hawkeye Bar & Grill, which includes a delicious medley of comfort foods and regional specialties. Seasonal favorites and new flavors await, with starters like Kung Pao Brussels Sprouts, Edamame Dumplings, and specialties including Peruvian Roasted Chicken and Vegetarian Bibimbap. The Otesaga will also feature a whole new dining experience with our Hawkeye Winter Garden. Combining the feel and safety of outdoor dining with enclosed comfort and protection from the elements, guests can enjoy our full Hawkeye menu along with scenic views of Lake Otsego, heaters, cozy lap blankets, and soft lighting.
Whether you're looking to get outdoors or curl up by the fireplace with a good book, The Otesaga has exclusive offers that will get you in the spirit! Enjoy rates of up to 30% off with our Winter Wonderland Special and experience the snowy serenity of Cooperstown. Get a head start on celebrating the holidays with our Holiday Lantern Tour Package, which includes tickets for The Farmers' Museum's special December event. Guests will also receive special discounts at The Farmers' Museum and Fenimore Art Museum gift shops. If you're looking for a restful getaway after the busy holiday season, our Curl Up and Unwind Special is the perfect way to start the new year. This special includes our signature hot chocolate mix kit to make sure you have everything you need to get cozy.
A relaxing getaway might be just what you need to shake off the winter blues. We can't wait for our guests to experience the tranquility of Cooperstown, with its scenic and snowy landscape. Book your stay today and make history at The Otesaga!